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Las Vegas, NV - Deadly Head-on Collision at Lake Mead & Decatur Blvd

Las Vegas, NV - Deadly Head-on Collision at Lake Mead & Decatur Blvd

Las Vegas, NV (March 5, 2024) - On Sunday, March 3, a deadly head-on crash was reported in the Las Vegas area. The collision took place early that morning at the corner of W. Lake Mead Boulevard and N. Decatur Boulevard. Two vehicles reportedly collided head-on at the scene, and one person was killed, while two others were hurt in the collision.

A Toyota Scion was heading west on Lake Mead at a high rate of speed as a Honda Civic was traveling eastbound. The Scion entered oncoming traffic and collided head-on with the oncoming Civic. A passenger in the Honda, a 62-year-old woman, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Both drivers sustained critical injuries and were hospitalized for treatment.

The area was temporarily closed while emergency responders were present. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in the hands of local law enforcement officials.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Head-on Crashes in Nevada

In contrast to other kinds of traffic accidents, head-on collisions involve two cars that are moving directly at each other at the time of the crash. These collisions involve catastrophic impacts that can easily cause life-changing or even fatal injuries. Less than 2 percent of reported collisions across the nation involve head-on crashes, but they still account for over 10 percent of fatal collisions in the United States each year. These collisions have a nearly 56 percent fatality rate, according to findings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Dealing with the aftermath of any car accident can be extremely difficult. When the crash results in the death of someone close to you, it can be even harder to bear. The feelings of grief that accompany a fatal crash can make life extremely difficult. Even worse, the damages that result from these accidents are often left to those closest to the victim. With so much on your shoulders, it can be hard to just get through the day. Fortunately, you do not have to be alone. A trained personal injury lawyer can help you during this difficult time to assist in your pursuit of justice.

After a deadly car accident, it is important that the at-fault party is brought to justice. The steps you take after a serious car accident determine our future, and you want to do everything possible to maximize your recovery. The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to help during this difficult time. Our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers have a proven track record of success, and we can fight to get you the best possible outcome for your claim. If you are ready to get to work on your wrongful death case, contact our law offices today at 775-227-2280.

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